Lead Teachers hold a degree in child development or related field (i.e. child psychology, social work). They are to be of good character, exhibit strong leadership skills and have a deep love for children. They are well versed in developmentally appropriate practice and effective discipline techniques. They develop and implement a challenging curriculum in all domains of development based on the Creative Curriculum.
Teacher Assistants possess experience in the field of childcare and a desire to continue learning about children’s needs, developmental growth and appropriate expectations. They possess an ability to work effectively in a team setting.
All staff are cleared through the Central Registry at the Department of Human Services which lists anyone convicted of, or associated with, a suspected case of child abuse or neglect.
Each classroom has a consistent Lead Teacher and several consistent Teacher Assistants. Lead Teachers and Teacher Assistants are scheduled to work at least 36 hours per week in the classroom. Consistent staffing creates a firm foundation for healthy development and future academic achievement.